Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Apr
17

Posted by Coach Becky Piper

As my training picks up, my mornings have gotten a little rough. I have been waking up really early and NOT wanting to make a healthy and tasty breakfast. (I just want my coffee…) To combat this, I have made these delicious breakfast “cookies” so my mornings are much easier to handle since I can have my coffee, a healthy breakfast cookie that I grab from the refrigerator, and slowly wake up. 

These are a great source of protein, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and fruits to get your day started right.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed until smooth & creamy
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter (I use Adams No-Stir Natural Peanut Butter~ creamy or chunky
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (can be made without, cookie will just be lower in protein)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp natural butter
  • 1 1/2 cups whole oatmeal (I use steel cut oats when I can find them)
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (peanut, walnut, pecan or your favorite)
  • Sprinkle of dark chocolate chips (optional, but tasty)
  • Parchment paper and baking sheet

Directions:

  • Preheat heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix mashed banana & peanut butter until completely combined. Add in the applesauce, vanilla protein powder, butter, and vanilla extract. Stir again until completely combined.
  • Add in the oatmeal & nuts to the banana mixture & combine.
  • Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
  • Drop cookie dough, by spoonfuls, onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet & flatten cookies into circles.
  • Optional: Sprinkle dark chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for 22 - 28 minutes. 
  • Let cool on cooling rack.  When ready, place in a storage container and enjoy!

 


Coach Becky Piper is a Level I Certified Triathlon Coach and an up and coming paratriathlete and frequent podium finisher. She is currently training and living in Longmont, Colorado. She has competed in numerous triathlons as well as an XTERRA events - the latter which she qualified for the world championships. She has coached both beginner and advanced triathletes and is excited to work with athletes through Team MPI. Becky has many years of experience as both a personal trainer and exercise therapy specialist through the International Sports Sciences Association. She can be reached at becky@teamMPI.com.

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